Judging Scorecard for Showmanship (Total 100 Points)

APPEARANCE OF THE ANIMAL (Total 40 Points)
The goat should show normal growth, not be too fat or too thin, and free from signs of illness.The animal’s coat should be free from any dirt, dust, hay, or shavings. It should be trimmed only to accentuate breed specifications. The undercoat should be combed out un1ess the climate or season precludes this. Hooves should be trimmed evenly so the feet stand squarely on the ground.

The face should be cleaned with special attention to eyes and nostrils. The ears should be clean. The tail should be cleaned of all fecal matter, stickiness, or matting from discharge. Hooves should be free from fecal matter, bedding, and accumulated dirt.

APPEARANCE OF THE EXHIBITOR (Total 10 Points)
The exhibitor should be neatly dressed. His style and color of clothes should not distract from the animal. Ideally, clothing will contrast with the color of the animal being shown.

SHOWING THE ANIMAL IN THE RING  (Total 50 Points)
The exhibitor should enter the ring and lead his animal in a clockwise direction unless directed otherwise by the judge. The exhibitor should always keep his goat between himself and the judge. The exhibitor should hold his lead so that excess lead material does not hang down. Both the exhibitor and animal should walk beside each other and at a normal pace. The exhibitor must always watch the judge for instructions and position.

The exhibitor should set up his animal in the most advantageous manner whenever it is stopped. The exhibitor should correctly execute the different maneuvers necessary during the class.

The exhibitor should have general knowledge of raising and showing Pygmy Goats. The exhibitor should ALWAYS be courteous, responsive, and alert. A smile or pleasant look is greatly appreciated.
Scorecard Wethers (Total 100 Points)

General Appearance (25 Points)
- Balanced and well-blended 
- Proportions typically cobby (compact) 
- Breed specific markings - distinct
- Coat dense hair straight, medium long 
- Expresseion alert, animated, ears erect 
- Head typey, symmetrical; profile dished 
Structure (Conformation) (25 Points)
Body Parts functional & balanced
-ribcage, chest, barrel broad, deep
-back strong, level
-rump medium long, medium slope
-fore- & hindquarters well angulated, well
aligned, strong, well muscled
-gait smooth & effortless 
Health & Condition  (25 Points)
- Free of disease, displaying vigor 
- Free of parasites, skin & coat clean 
- In good flesh and muscle

Tractable/Showability (25 Points)
- Behavior tractable, alert, responsive,
trusting, confident & cooperative  
Scorecard Doe (Total 100 Points)

General Appearance (14 Points)
- Body Measurements meet specifications for age group
- Genetically HORNED  (disbudding permitted)
- Balanced and well blended; showing style
- Proportions typically cobby; wide in relation to length & height
- Condition optimal for age & frame of animal; health perfect
Head & Expression (10 Points)
-  Head typey; medium-short;profile dished
-  Jaws broad, strong, well muscled, symmetrically aligned
- Bite even; neither over nor undershot
- Eyes bright, set well apart, prominent but not protruding
- Ears firm, medium sized, alertly erect
- Muzzle broad, full, rounded; nose short, wide, flat
- Expression alert, animated
Coat (4 Points)
• Coat dense, hair straight; medium long; abundant in bucks
Breed Markings (8 Points)
- Breed specific markings distinct; light accents on muzzle,forehead, ears, around eyes & tail;contrasting darker crown, dorsal
stripe, cannons, hocks, hoofs
- Optional markings light girth areas are acceptable
Neck (3 Points)
- Neck strong, full throated,muscular, round, blending well into withers
Shoulders (5 Points)
- Shoulders well laid back & angulated; blades firmly attached
- Withers nearly level with spine
Chest (10 Points)
- Chest floor wide; forchest prominent
- Heart girth large, full at the elbows
- Ribs long, well sprung, wide apart
Barrel (8 Points)
- Barrel symmetrical, broad, deep, widening toward low-set flanks.
Back (8 Points)
- Back strong, broad, straight, level along chine and loin
Rump (8 Points)
- Rump medium long, medium wide, neither level nor steep
- Hips wide, nearly level with back
- Thurls high & wide apart
- Pinbones well apart, prominent
- Tail symmetrical, set & carried high
Legs & Feet (10 Points)
- Legs strong, well-muscled, wide apart, squarely set
- Forelegs straight
- Cannon bone short
- Elbows close to ribs
- Hindlegs well-angulated, shorthocked,
parallel & aligned with hips; femur and tibia long, wellmuscled;stifle joint pronounced
- Pasterns short, strong, resilient
- Feet well shaped, symmetrical; heels deep, soles level
- Gait smooth, balanced, ground covering & effort
Mammary System (12 Points)
- Teats: Cylindrical,symmetrically shaped and placed, milkable, functional. Free from
deformities & obstructions. Devoid of multiple orfices
- Udder functional, balanced, firm, elastic, rounded, small to medium sized, well-attached; high in rear, well forward in front
Scorecard Bucks (Total 100 Points)

General Appearance (14 Points)
- Body Measurements meet specifications for age group
- Genetically HORNED  (disbudding permitted)
- Balanced and well blended; showing style
- Proportions typically cobby; wide in relation to length & height
- Condition optimal for age & frame of animal; health perfect
Head & Expression (12 Points)
-  Head typey; medium-short;profile dished
-  Jaws broad, strong, well muscled, symmetrically aligned
- Bite even; neither over nor undershot
- Eyes bright, set well apart, prominent but not protruding
- Ears firm, medium sized, alertly erect
- Muzzle broad, full, rounded; nose short, wide, flat
- Expression alert, animated
Coat (6 Points)
• Coat dense, hair straight; medium long; abundant in bucks
Breed Markings (12 Points)
- Breed specific markings distinct; light accents on muzzle,forehead, ears, around eyes & tail;contrasting darker crown, dorsal
stripe, cannons, hocks, hoofs
- Optional markings light girth areas are acceptable
Neck (5 Points)
- Neck strong, full throated,muscular, round, blending well into withers
Shoulders (5 Points)
- Shoulders well laid back & angulated; blades firmly attached
- Withers nearly level with spine
Chest (10 Points)
- Chest floor wide; forchest prominent
- Heart girth large, full at the elbows
- Ribs long, well sprung, wide apart
Barrel (8 Points)
- Barrel symmetrical, broad, deep, widening toward low-set flanks.
Back (8 Points)
- Back strong, broad, straight, level along chine and loin
Rump (8 Points)
- Rump medium long, medium wide, neither level nor steep
- Hips wide, nearly level with back
- Thurls high & wide apart
- Pinbones well apart, prominent
- Tail symmetrical, set & carried high
Legs & Feet (12 Points)
- Legs strong, well-muscled, wide apart, squarely set
- Forelegs straight
- Cannon bone short
- Elbows close to ribs
- Hindlegs well-angulated, shorthocked,
parallel & aligned with hips; femur and tibia long, wellmuscled;stifle joint pronounced
- Pasterns short, strong, resilient
- Feet well shaped, symmetrical; heels deep, soles level
- Gait smooth, balanced, ground covering & effort
Reproductive System (Bucks)
- Testicles normal, equal in size; both fully descended
Mammary System (Bucks)
- Teats: two single, normal, nonfunctional. Devoid of multiple
orfices. Free from deformities